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Today's News

  • In the red

        Being a former Bedford County business teacher for 27 years, I don’t understand how Bedford County schools can be in the red $7,000 (Roanoke Times, July 17 - “Bedford board may scrap virtual school”). 

  • Letters

    In the red

        Being a former Bedford County business teacher for 27 years, I don’t understand how Bedford County schools can be in the red $7,000 (Roanoke Times, July 17 - “Bedford board may scrap virtual school”). 

  • New federal education benefits now available

    A well-educated workforce is critical for regaining America’s long-term competitive advantage. But the cost of paying for college and community college is becoming even more burdensome for Americans in this economy. While families are losing income and benefits, college tuition prices continue to rise. The average student now graduates with over $22,000 in total student debt, including federal and private student loans.

     

  • Where is your money going?

    It is no secret that the American people are facing a very tough economic climate. Families and small businesses are cutting back on expenses.  As economic uncertainty continues, many across our nation are looking to the government for leadership during this difficult time.  In these challenging economic times it is even more important for government to control spending and enact fiscally responsible solutions that are actually likely to turn our economy around.

     

  • Sticks and stones? Bring ‘em on

        My blessed mother reads the paper every week and always notices the hateful and snarling letters that are often aimed at your favorite liberal.

        “Did you see that awful letter?” she’ll ask. I usually haven’t seen it yet, but I’ll say, “Yeah, mom. It’s no big deal. It’s just the hot air you get from some people who can’t stand that somebody else disagrees with them.”

  • President Barack Ocarter

    Last week I spent a pleasant evening at a Bedford County home talking with some teachers and students from Indonesia. The Indonesians are here under the auspices of Legacy International and the United States Department of State. The event I attended was a dinner for those who are staying with families in the Bedford area.

  • Horse and hound hoopla

    What do horses, dogs and wine have in common? 

    Together, they drew more than 4,000 fans to Johnson’s Orchard for a sun-drenched day of fun.

  • "Dog" days of summer

    As if the opening games of the high school football season weren’t enough.

  • Young golfer hits big time

           Golf is one of those games that can be played well into one’s later years.

    It can also be played at a surprisingly young age.

  • Elite anglers will return in 2010

        BASS announced last week its revised 2010 Bassmaster Elite Series regular-season schedule and Smith Mountain Lake is still there, though the tournament date has been changed.